Celebrating FRIDA's 5th birthday!
Aug 12, 2016 | Initiatives and Events

On August 10, 2016, FRIDA celebrated five years of being the only youth led fund focused exclusively on supporting and strengthening the young feminist movement with our San Francisco supporters. It was a night of music, cake and magic. Thank you so much to those who were able to attend!

Shilo Shiv Suleman from The Fearless Collective shared the story of our FearlesslyFRIDA initiative, a global artivism project currently underway. The event was hosted by FRIDA Team members Kat and Chloe, with the help of many FRIDA friends, family and partners. The event capped off our Feminist Friendship Fortnight campaign, where we’ve successfully raised new funds to support young feminist organizing with the support of our global community.

Below is a snapshot of all the fun, frolic and fabulousness of the evening:

PREPPING: We wanted this event to be a riot of colors! So we choose bright patterns, flowers, wall hangings and our very own annual report on display for everyone to have a look and learn more about FRIDA. Shilo from The Fearless Collective is seen in this picture helping us with the decorations.

PREPPING: We wanted this event to be a riot of colors! So we choose bright patterns, flowers, wall hangings and our very own annual report on display for everyone to have a look and learn more about FRIDA. Shilo from The Fearless Collective is seen in this picture helping us with the decorations.

 

BIDDING: The event was also a fundraiser, where we exhibited some of the breathtaking art that emerged from our FearlesslyFRIDA poster campaign. They were up for auction and the money raised is going to be used to strengthen this collaboration of art and activism.

BIDDING: The event was also a fundraiser, where we exhibited some of the breathtaking art that emerged from our FearlesslyFRIDA poster campaign. They were up for auction and the money raised is going to be used to strengthen this collaboration of art and activism.

SMILING: We saw so many SF supporters come together, wanting to learn more about FRIDA and its outreach and spreading smiles and joy with us. Also seen in the picture above, against the green backdrop, are [from left to right] Chloe, Angelika and Kat: members of the FRIDA community, who led the event with much enthusiasm and spark.

SMILING: We saw so many SF supporters come together, wanting to learn more about FRIDA and its outreach and spreading smiles and joy with us. Also seen in the picture above, against the green backdrop, are [from left to right] Chloe, Angelika and Kat: members of the FRIDA community, who led the event with much enthusiasm and spark.

CELEBRATING: And here comes the cake! It was so awesome to see everyone celebrate for us and with us. Five years of strengthening young feminist organizing worldwide is an important milestone in our journey and the joy and cheer of supporters like you can only make it even better and meaningful.

CELEBRATING: And here comes the cake! It was so awesome to see everyone celebrate for us and with us. Five years of strengthening young feminist organizing worldwide is an important milestone in our journey and the joy and cheer of supporters like you can only make it even better and meaningful.

© Pictures by Miriam Blumenfeld

We’re so grateful to our bay area community who have supported us on this incredible journey as a young feminist fund. We can’t wait to meet you all in another city soon!

Until then, thank you every single one of you, in helping us strengthen the movement! We will share more info on the money mobilized during the feminist friendship fortnight very soon. Watch this space!